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This core, 'capstone' course is designed to develop further students' critical understanding of the contemporary intellectual and real-world contexts in which the academic discipline of geography - and its graduates! - operates. The course involves the preparation of seminar presentations and short papers on a series of issues pertinent to contemporary geography. This work should showcase new philosophies and methodologies; and/or the relationships between geography and other academic disciplines; and/or applications of academic geography to real-world problems. Students also consider how they can best make use of their degree after graduation, with preparation of a reflective, career-planning report.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
Geographical Issues explores the frontiers of geographical knowledge as it examines some of the 'cutting edge' debates associated with:
The course integrates the various components of your geographical education to date. You are expected to draw together, and build on, your knowledge from previous courses to help you tackle challenging, perhaps unfamiliar, topics. The course involves the preparation of presentations and short papers on a series of high-profile issues pertinent to contemporary geography. More information on the topics selected will be provided on the course MyAberdeen site and at the first meeting of the class at the start of the second half-session. The course also requires you to consider how you can best make use of your degree in the 'real world' after graduation, with preparation of a reflective, career-planning report.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Reflective career planning report (20%)
Seminar presentation (20% content + 20% delivery)
2 x piece of written work (20% each)
Not normally possible.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|